Asus X756UX-HI51105W Review

Asus X756UX-HI51105W is a budget gaming laptop that comes with 6th generation Intel core i5-6200u processor. It is installed with 12GB RAM and 1TB 5400rpm hard drive. Solid state drive and backlit keyboard are missing in the configuration which may disappoint many users. To support gaming, it has NVIDIA Geforce GTX 950M graphics with 2GB video memory. This 17.3” laptop comes with full HD display and supports almost all latest games like Battle field 1, Call of Duty Infinite warfare, Star wars Battlefront etc., in highest details and settings. Asus X756UX-HI51105W supports processor intensive tasks like Adobe Photoshop, Blender, AutoCAD, Revit and 3Ds Max but a Solid State Drive could help speeding up things. You can also consider Acer Aspire E5-774G which comes with 7th generation Intel core i5-7200u processor which is much faster than Intel core i5-6200u (will be discussed later). It has discrete NVIDIA Geforce 940X  graphics  with 2GB DDR5 RAM. DDR5 RAM is faster than DDR3.It also has Full HD display and 256GB Solid State Drive. As this laptop is pretty inexpensive, some Hardware related compromises have been made. It comes with 8GB DDR4 RAM (expandable up to 32GB) but there is no optical drive. Like Asus X756UX-HI51105W, it also comes with standard hard drive. None of these laptops are high end gaming laptops. Again, Asus X756UX-HI51105W doesn’t support Wireless ac while Acer E5-774G supports wireless ac.

Asus ROG GL752VW-DH71 a high end gaming laptop and comes with attractive price as well. It has Intel core i7-6700HQ processor (2.6GHz-3.5GHz) which has 4 cores and operates with much higher frequency compared to Intel core i5-6200u processor (2.3 GHz to 2.8GHz). It comes with 16GB DDR4 and 1TB 7200rpm hard drive. The 7200rpm hard drive is much faster than 5400rpm hard drive. To support gaming, Asus ROG GL752VW-DH71 comes with NVIDIA Geforce GTX  960M with 2GB GDDR5 video memory. It has backlit keyboard and the laptop is optimized for high end gaming. It also has wireless ac and Bluetooth.

Asus X756UX-HI51105W is powered by Intel core i5-6200u processor which has two cores. The processor operates with base frequency of 2.3GHz and the frequency can rise up to 2.8GHz. On the other hand, i5-7200u operates with base frequency of 2.5GHz and the frequency can rise up to 3.1GHz. Thus, Acer E5-774G 17.3” laptop offers better performance against Asus X756UX-HI51105W.  256GB Solid State Drive in the Acer laptop speeds up thing to some extent.

Asus X756UX-HI51105W is installed with 12GB DDR4 RAM and the memory is expandable up to 16GB. It has 1TB 5400rpm hard drive which is preloaded with Windows 10 home 64 bit operating system. It doesn’t come with full version of MS Office.

The 17.3” display offers full HD resolution. Ports and connectivity features include 1  COMBO audio jack ,1 VGA port, 1 USB 3.0 port(s), 2 x USB 2.0 port(s), 1 x USB-C Gen 1, 1 RJ45 LAN Jack for LAN insert , 1 x HDMI, 1 SD card reader and 1  AC adapter plug. It also has a VGA webcam. Network connectivity is supported by Gigabit Ethernet LAN and 802.11 b/g/n.  The battery offers up to 5 hours of battery backup.